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Suggested New Rules

Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:58 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


During a commercial break from the U.S. Open yesterday, I saw a short feature about the newly suggested rule having to do with taking a drop.

Does anyone else find it really strange that there are so many varied ways to drop being suggested? The idea was to simplify the rule, but instead, I think they've made it more complicated by virtue of so many choices.

For the life of me, I can't understand what was wrong with the rule as it was, to hold the ball at shoulder height and drop it without letting it roll off your hand, with the accompanying stuff about where it rolls, closer to the hole or farther than a club lengh, etc.

If you are allowed to drop a ball from 2" above the ground, do you really think anyone is going to take much chance of the ball rolling into a bad lie by dropping it from their shoulder if they think they can drop it so gently they can drop it into a good lie?

Some of the suggested new rules make a lot of sense, but I feel like this is a case of if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Re: Suggested New Rules

Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:06 am

Posted by LOS


I don't see any problem with implementing the 1" minimum height rule apart from the fact that most of us oldies would have to get on our hands and knees to drop the ball from that height. I do query the fact that they are giving actual area measurements from a relief reference point in inches  e.g 20" or 50.8 cm,
  I did ask if our club had considered giving the new rules a test run as suggested by the R&A but we have had a few changes at the club so not a the moment.

http://www.randa.org/News/2017/05/The-R ... es-of-Golf


If you wish to view the "Test Rules Sheet" you need Microsoft Word or a program that reeds those docs, I use "Open Office"
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Re: Suggested New Rules

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:56 am

Posted by LOS


The R&A announced that they would be using "Ready Golf" for the stroke play portion of the 2017 British Amateur championships. I haven't yet how any of the players who took part felt about it or comments from those who were there as to whether it had any impact on pace of play,

http://www.randa.org/Pace-of-Play-Manua ... Ready-Golf
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Re: Suggested New Rules

Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:57 pm

Posted by DennisMiller


In match play, ready golf would remove the strategic element of playing first to put pressure on the opponent. I wonder if anyone would be bothered by it when their playing partner hit it close in medal play?

Anything that speeds up play might be looked at as generally good, but certain things about playing from the farthest away first just seem to make sense.
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